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How is our Climate Changing

The following information is derived from the UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) utilising a medium emissions scenario for the period between 2049 and 2060. The graphs show the 25KM grid squares outputted by UKCP09. The west of the Island falls in a maritime climate model as there is more sea than land on the grid. For more detailed information please click here to view the DEFRA website.

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Extreme weather

...it is likely there will be an increase in frequency, severity and duration of extreme weather events (droughts, storms and heavy rainfall, heatwaves, and possibly snowfall).

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Rising Sea Levels

A combination of an expanding ocean, melting glaciers and tectonic plate movement means the Island is increasingly susceptible to rising sea levels.

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Milder, wetter winters

The UKCP09 predicts that winter temperatures will increase, with the most likely scenario showing an increase of 2.2 degrees Celsius...

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Hotter, drier summers

Climate models suggest that in the next 100 years the climate is likely to incrementally become warmer, with summer temperatures suggested to be the most affected.

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